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  • Industrial Strategy: UK aims to become world leader in shaping the future of mobility

    27/11/2017

    The Government's Industrial Strategy identifies the future of mobility as one of four 'Grand Challenges' facing Britain in the 21st Century. The Strategy anticipates a "future of new mobility services, increased autonomy, journey sharing and a blurring of the distinctions between private and public transport". It includes commitments to seize the opportunities and address the challenges of moving from hydrocarbon to zero emission vehicles. 

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  • Leading motor companies join with Shell to build high speed EV charging network across Europe

    26/11/2017

    Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it will work with leading motor companies - including Ford, BMW, Daimler and VW - to build a fast-charging network for electric vehicles in ten European countries.

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  • Government publishes consultation on air quality measures

    24/11/2017

    Defra and DfT have announced a consultation which seeks views on additional measures to support individuals and businesses affected by local NO2 plans which were announced last July. The consultation (which applies to England only) is open until 5 January 2018.

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  • Chancellor announces £220m for Clean Air Fund in Budget 2017 (+ LowCVP response)

    22/11/2017

    The Chancellor has announced the creation of a new £220 million Clean Air Fund, funded by targeted changes to company car tax and vehicle excise duty for those buying new diesel cars. The Fund will support English local authorities in tackling the most challenging local air pollution problems. The Budget has also confirmed the introduction of a new £400m Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund and £100m to guarantee continuation of the Plug-in Car Grant to 2020.

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  • Tesla announces electric truck with 500-mile range

    21/11/2017

    The US EV-manufacturer Tesla has announced the launch of the Tesla Semi, an electric articulated lorry with a claimed range of 500 miles on a single charge. The vehicle will go into production in 2019. Daimler, Volvo and Renault are also reported to be developing freight vehicles to run on electric power.

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  • LowCVP invites nominations for election to Board of Directors

    20/11/2017

    The LowCVP is in the process of holding elections to appoint new members to its Board of Directors. Elected Board positions are for a three-year term, with re-election possible. Prospective directors have to be nominated from within their stakeholder group. Nominations for Board positions are due by 5 December.

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  • Norway set for divestment in oil stocks as OPEC views demand peak

    18/11/2017

    Norway says that it may sell $35bn in oil and natural gas stocks, part of the country's $1 trillion Sovereign Wealth Fund. Meanwhile, the oil producers group, OPEC, says that a larger-than-expected boom in electric vehicle sales could cause global oil demand to peak and flatten out in the late 2030s.

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  • LowCVP short-listed for Energy Live News Personality Awards

    14/11/2017

    The LowCVP has been short-listed in the inaugural Energy Live News Personality Awards which will be announced at a celebration event to be held at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, on December 7. The LowCVP is included in the 'Comms Team' category, in which there are five other short-listed nominations.

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  • 2017 forecast to be one of warmest years ever as global CO2 emissions show disturbing rise

    14/11/2017

    Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to have risen in 2017 following three years of flat-lining, upsetting hopes that they had peaked. This year is predicted by the World Meteorological Organisation to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded.

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  • Leading car makers commit to electric vehicle future

    11/11/2017

    The Volkswagen Group says it will invest EUR 34 billion in electric mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization by 2020. Meanwhile, GM has announced plans to launch a new family of EVs in 2021 that it says will make money for the company. Vauxhall and Opel - now owned by PSA - have also made a commitment for all European passenger carlines to be electrified by 2024.

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